Pleasant valley primary 



Principal, Mike Michaud


"Mike's Message"

Text Box

October 24, 2017


Dear Pleasant Valley Primary Parents,

 

This month, our school-wide theme is empathy. In our morning announcements we’ll be reminding students to have empathy, identify their own and others’ feelings, notice and respect same and different feelings, and show compassion. Compassion involves saying kind words or doing something helpful to show you care how another person feels. When students can identify, understand, and respond in a caring way to how someone else is feeling, it helps create a positive and accepting school climate.

 

Second Step lessons in the coming weeks will specifically teach about empathy. Ask your child about previous lessons -- skills for learning (listening, focusing attention, using self-talk, and being assertive).

 

In an effort to better meet the needs of our third and fourth grade students, we have decided to offer students a choice of enrichment activities during regularly scheduled Beaver Buddy time. 

 

Beaver Buddy Enrichment opportunities do not replace time students spend in Specialist classrooms (i.e. Music, PE, Health & Fitness and Art). Beaver Buddy Enrichment is simply an additional 40 minute session per week where students meet while teachers work collaboratively on school improvement initiatives.

 

On Wednesday, October 24th, students will be given an opportunity to rank enrichment offerings from the one they want the most to the one they want the least. Students will have six options to pick from which are listed below.

 

1.       Yoga (Mr. Vogel)

2.       Beginning Drawing (Mrs. Holterman)

3.       Glee Club, Marimbas, Rock Band (Mr. Scheurman)

4.       Student Leadership (Mrs. Allison/Mr. Pearson)

5.       Fun Fitness (Mr. Anderson)

6.       Basketball (Mrs. Allinger)

7.       Math Games -- 4th grade only (Mrs. Conley/Mrs. Martin)

 

This enrichment cycle will last for six to eight weeks, at which point we will begin a new cycle. This will allow students an opportunity to experience another option in January.

 

We will do our best to provide students with one of their top three choices.  In cases where there is high demand for one of the offerings and a student does not get placed in one of their top choices, we will make sure they receive priority when our next enrichment cycle begins. We will not be making adjustments to students’ schedules during the sessions.

 

Please call the attendance line to excuse all absences.  It is important that students attend school for the entire day. We discourage parents from pulling their kids out early for non-emergency reasons (i.e. avoid parking lot traffic). We are working on a goal of 100% of students attending school more than 90% of the time. Your help with that goal is greatly appreciated.

 

We will be celebrating Halloween on the Pleasant Valley campus again this year. Costumes that are excessively scary or distracting are prohibited. We ask that props, masks, and face paint be saved for trick or treating. Please check with teachers this week regarding classroom activities.


On Wednesday, November 1 from 6:00 – 7:00 PM we will be hosting our annual intervention services information meeting. This is for parents with students served in math or reading intervention.  Please email Lilly Martin with questions.


As of Friday, October 20th, our new totals are a whopping 1387 pairs of socks, 4 pairs of gloves, 2 hats, and 1 blanket that have been collected so far!  Socktober continues through the end of the month, so if you, or someone you know has some socks they wish to donate, please encourage them to bring them in and place them in one of our donation boxes by October 31st.  Thank you for your generosity. Thank you Michelle Anderson for organizing an activity that teaches our students the value of giving.


The PV Veteran’s Day assembly is scheduled for Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 9:30 AM in the big gymnasium. Families, community members and veterans are welcome.


Check us out on Twitter, Facebook and the school’s website.


Thank you in advance for attending parent-teacher conferences this week, for supporting your child and for supporting the Pleasant Valley community.


Thanks,

Mike


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12/6/2017 Early Release - 12:40 Dismissal

12/18/17 - 1/1/2018 NO SCHOOL - Winter Break

1/2/2018 - Return to School from Winter Break

1/15/2018 NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

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Vision Statement
Pleasant Valley Primary is committed to the development of life-long learners who work collaboratively and support one another as they grow academically, socially, emotionally, behaviorally, and physically.  We are dedicated to creating a safe and caring environment where students can take risks, think critically, develop character and a love of learning.

Mission Statement
We dedicate ourselves to the Mission of inspiring our staff, students, parents and school community to create a trusting, respectful, and collaborative teaching and learning environment where the whole child can grow, achieve, develop, and realize the foundations for future learning. We strive to create the best possible teaching and learning environment for all of the stakeholders in the educational process.

The 5 tenets of Effective Schools are evident at Pleasant Valley Primary, and the school is on the path that directly correlates to the principles of the Battle Ground Public School District’s Strategic Plan such as: Extended Learning Opportunities, Quality Learning, Continuous Improvement, Health and Wellness, and High Expectations.

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NEW ONLINE PARENT VOLUNTEER FORM!


Parents ~ In an effort to streamline the volunteer application process, we recently made the switch from paper forms to an online form.  Please click on this link access it:


We encourage you to volunteer your time in our schools. Volunteers help out in all of our schools - from kindergarten to high school - taking on a variety of roles to help our students succeed. You don’t need teaching or professional experience to volunteer. The most important qualification is a genuine interest in helping our students and teachers maximize their potential.

What volunteers do:

  • Mentor students
  • Chaperone activities
  • Assist teachers
  • Help out in the office, and more!

Recruitment and placement of volunteers is managed at the school building level. Community volunteers frequently connect with a school that is close to their home or place of work or choose an age level of students they prefer. Please visit the volunteering page on the district website to review the approval process and submit your application.




Pleasant Valley Primary Community Pledge


"Today, I pledge to build my school community
 the  B.R.A.V.O. way by:
 

Being Respectful
Responsible 
Always Safe
Valuing Community, and being an
On Task Learner. 

We are here to learn!"

Be kind, Work hard, 
Show Courage



School Information

Address
14320 NE 50th Avenue,
Vancouver, WA 98686

Phone
(360) 885-5550

Fax
(360) 885-5555

Office Hours
M-F
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Student Hours
M-F
9:00 am (First Bell)
9:10 am (Tardy Bell)
3:40 pm (End of Day)

Early Release
9:10 am - 12:40 pm

2 hr Late Start
11:10 am - 3:40 pm

Attendance
(360) 885-5590

Snow Line
(360) 885-5343

Bus Barn
(360) 687-7137

District Office
(360) 885-5300